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Airlines Fear They’ll Have To Turn Away Travelers Heading To S.A. With Kids  

Akinwumi Adesina
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Popular Nigerian Agriculture Minister Elected AfDB President

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North Africa Doing Well Against Hunger, Sub-Sahara Not So Much

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Can Private Investors Really Break Kenya’s Sugar Curse?

South Africa's unmanned aircraft system by Denel
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10 African Trends That Are Creating Business Opportunities

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  • Business

    Will A Growing Middle Class Help Intra-Africa Air Travel Take Off?

    Thinkstock By Kevin Mwanza, 7:00 am

    Africa contributes less than three percent of the world’s passenger numbers and has for long been seen as the dark horse of the airline industry due to the high rate of accidents and crippling cost of operation in the region. But sustained growth in most countries over the last decade has seen an emergence of a middle class that is expected to kick-start travel within the continent.

  • Agriculture

    First Speech By AfDB’s president-elect Akinwumi Adesina
    By Kevin Mwanza, 5:21 am

    Nigeria’s outgoing Minister of Agriculture, Akinwumi Adesina, beat seven other strong candidates to become the next African Development Bank President at an election held on Thursday in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Adesina, 55, rose from humble beginning as a son of a small-scale farmer in Ogun State, southwest Nigeria, to head one of the most powerful financial institutions in Africa

  • Tourism

    Fun And Educational Family Activities In Fez

    el mokri palace courtyard By Alexis Borochoff, 5:00 am

    Families will find that Fes offers fun and educational attractions in every part of the city. The city is also appealing to families because it’s a less crowded destination than Marrakech or Tangier. Consider these 15 great things to do when looking for family activities in Fes.

  • Politics

    Nigeria’s President-Elect Buhari To Be Installed Friday

    Muhammadu Buhari Getty By Staff, 4:42 am

    A spokesman for Nigerian president elect General Muhammadu Buhari says Nigerians are in an expectant and joyous mood before the new leader is officially sworn-in Friday in the capital, Abuja. Shehu Garba says preparations have been finalized to ensure there is a smooth power transfer from President Goodluck Jonathan to General Buhari.

  • Business

    13 New Ford Dealerships Planned For North Africa

    Photo: By Staff, 9:09 pm

    Casablanca, Morocco, will be home to a new regional sales office as Ford plans to open 13 new dealerships in North Africa this year, including eight in Morocco. Morocco has a skilled and motivated workforce, a growing auto supplier ecosystem, access to ports, free and fair trade agreements and a pro-business mindset, said the Ford director for North Africa.

  • Tourism

    15 Experiences To Have In Gaborone

    Botswana's capital city, Gaborone, at night
Botswana Tourism By Becca Blond, 5:00 pm

    Botswana’s capital city of Gaborone, made famous by the novel “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency,” is not on par with Cape Town when it comes to beauty, but it is the country’s largest city and commercial center. You might end up there on a trip to Africa, especially if you are headed to Botswana on safari or for business.

  • Business

    SAA Adds Nonstop Flights Washington, D.C. To Accra, Reduces Flights To Senegal By Staff, 3:54 pm

    South African Airways will launch new nonstop service between Washington, D.C. and Accra, and reduce the number of its flights to Senegal. “Ghana is quickly becoming a strong international business destination in Africa and this new route is going to make travel to the region easier for many travelers from North America,” said the SAA North America VP.

  • Business

    Somalis Cry Foul After Remittance Lifeline Is Shut Down

    somalia remittances By Staff, 8:36 am

    Somalia’s president has lashed out at the government of neighbouring Kenya, accusing it of a heavy-handed approach to regional security, and specifically criticizing Kenya’s recent decision to clamp down on money transfer companies allegedly linked to the militant group, al-Shabab. President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud described the remittance industry as “a lifeline” for millions of Somalis

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